DAY TWO: 30 Days of Racial and Disabled Justice

DAY 2 INTERSECTIONALITY

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Intersectionality is a prism, for seeing the way in which various forms of inequality often operate together and exacerbate each otherSource: Kimberly Crenshaw

We tend to talk about race inequality as separate from inequality based on gender, class, sexuality or immigrant status. What’s often missing is how some people are subject to all of these, and the experience is not just the sum of its parts. The interconnected nature of social categorisations such as race, class, and gender, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage. Intersectionality is a lens through which you can see where power comes and collides, where it interlocks and intersects. 

What are ways multiply marginalized people with disabilities experience increased systemic discrimination?

FURTHER READING

Ted Talk. Kimberlé Crenshaw. The Urgency of intersectionality.2016 

The intersectionality wars: When Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term 30 years ago, it was a relatively obscure legal concept. Then it went viral.  By Jane Coaston

https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/5/20/18542843/intersectionality-conservatism-law-race-gender-discrimination

Kimberlé Crenshaw on Intersectionality, More than Two Decades Later

https://www.law.columbia.edu/news/archive/kimberle-crenshaw-intersectionality-more-two-decades-later

She Coined the Term ‘Intersectionality’ Over 30 Years Ago. Here’s What It Means to Her Today

https://time.com/5786710/kimberle-crenshaw-intersectionality/

Intersectionality Matters! African American Policy Forum

https://www.aapf.org/intersectionality-matters

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